How to make a Basic Omelet

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast gives you what you need to get your day started. It provides you with the nutrient and energy to get your day doing. Breakfast puts you on the good foot, as my father would say. 

The hardest part is always trying to figure out what to eat. Most importantly without getting all top chef and food network. On a weekday, you just want an amazing breakfast that doesn’t take forever. And a bowl of cereal just isn’t going to cut it. We are adults, we need real food. To be clear we have real lives, so standing over the stove for 30 minutes isn’t realistic.

So, I have come up a simple solution, an omelet. Don’t let the name fool you. Omelets are a pretty awesome breakfast option and it doesn’t have to take a year and a day. Making an omelet with some basic ingredients won’t take you more than 15 minutes to cook from start to finish.

Let’s Get Started:

2 eggs

½ onion

½ bell pepper (no matter the color, green, red, yellow)

2 cloves of garlic

Salt and pepper


Small bowl

Cutting board

Olive oil


Here’s what to do:

Heat the pan on medium heat. Being to chop up your peppers in fairly small pieces. Once done add oil to the pan. When the oil is hot, add the peppers. Being to chop up the garlic. Add to pan. Give a little stir so that the peppers and garlic doesn’t stick to the pan. Begin to chop up the onions. Add to the pan. Crack the eggs into the small bowl and scramble. Give the pan a little stir to make sure that everything is cooking evenly.

Now you can make your omelet two ways:

1.       Once everything is nicely cooked (starts to brown), make sure all the veggies are in an even layer in the pan. Pour the eggs over the veggies. Turn the heat down on the pan a little and put a cover on the pan, leaving a little space to the steam can escape. Clean up your area and get everything all nice. By the time you are finished cleaning your area the omelet should be finished. A finished omelet means that the eggs are cooked all the way through.

2.       Once the veggies are nicely cooked (starts to brown), take them out of the pan and put them in another small bowl. Add a little butter to the pan. Add your scrambled eggs to the pan and cook in an even layer in the pan. Once the eggs are almost all the way cooked add the veggies back to the pan. Place a lid over the pan to help cook the eggs on the top, leaving a little space to let steam out. Turn down the heat on the pan. Clean up your area and get everything all nice. By the time you finish cleaning up, your omelet should be ready to eat. You will know this when the eggs are fully cooked all the way through.

So, there you have it, a simple omelet that could not have taken more than 15 minutes to make.

What veggies will you be adding to your omelet? How will you jazz it up? How did it come out? Drop some pics in the comments below.

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